An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies - Anne McCabe
Anne McCabe [+]
Saint Louis University
Anne McCabe is a faculty member of the English Department at Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain, where she teaches linguistics, ESL and writing pedagogy to undergraduate and graduate students. She has published widely on application of Systemic Functional Linguistics to analysis of educational and media texts including An Introduction to Linguistics and Language Studies (Equinox).
This chapter discusses the variation of language, with reference to synchronic variation, sociolinguistics and speech communities. It further discusses 'dialect', as a variety of language, and 'diglossia'. Moreover, the notion of 'sociolect' is described, as well as lexical, sound, and morphosyntactic variations.